Summary: Toward an Anthropological Theory of Mind (AToM)

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This is the first in a series of posts covering cross-disciplinary research on theory of mind. The series is being posted simultaneously at Somatosphere and at the Foundation for Psychocultural Research (FPR) blog.


Last weekend a small, international gathering of twenty-seven anthropologists and psychologists took place at the Stanford Humanities Center, organized by Stanford anthropology professor Tanya Luhrmann


Psychological anthropology and its modes of engagement

Referencing a much-discussed essay in The Nation about the chronic underemployment of PhDs and the shrinking segment of the academic job-pool that represents tenure-track positions,  Daniel Lende recently argued that one important solution is to consider ways in which PhDs from the social sciences can engage in intellectually rewarding work that is not necessarily in the academy.

And just to …


SPA Panel on Political Subjectivity – April 1, 2011, Santa Monica

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The biennial meeting of the Society for Psychological Anthropology this year took place from March 31 to April 3 in Santa Monica, California. Below you will find audio recordings of a panel myself and Byron Good had put together on the topic of political subjectivity. Terry O’Nell requested that her presentation not be published here due to ethical concerns regarding

C. Jason Throop’s Suffering and Sentiment

Suffering and sentiment: Exploring the vicissitudes of pain and experience in Yap
C. Jason Throop

University of California Press, 2010. 353 pp.,  US$ 24.95 (paperback)

Reviewed by Abbe Rose Kopra, University of Chicago

In the 1985 ground-breaking work, The body in pain: The making and unmaking of the world, Elaine Scarry ties the “world-destroying” power of pain to its …


Call for papers: Designing for Diagnosis and Affect

This call for papers is being circulated by Mark Robinson and Noelle Molé

(CFP for 2011 SPA Conference in California)
Designing for Diagnosis and Affect: Modernity and the Future of Feeling

Of late, affect has enjoyed a scholarly renaissance. Psychological anthropology’s invitation to think of affect as so much more than a phenomenon of the individual – has proven quite …


Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial Meetings (Santa Monica, CA March 31 – April 3, 2011)

This announcement is being circulated by the Society for Psychological Anthropology:

Announcement and Call for Papers: 
Society for Psychological Anthropology Biennial Meetings
“Subjects and Their Milieux in Late Modernity: The Relevance of Psychological Anthropology to Contemporary Problems and Issues

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Santa Monica, CA
March 31-April 3, 2011

In this conference, we continue …